At the beginning of the lesson, I wanted to make sure that he knows what a life cycle mean, so I asked him to draw me that of a chicken:
To cement our knowledge of this topic, we read the following books. We found a few interesting facts from them, especially on the growth of sharks and salmons:
Although we knew about life cycles and that animals change as they grow, especially amphibians, we have never seen a live birth. Watching the following clips about live mammal births made us appreciate how miraclous the process is: (note: parental guidance needed for graphic content of birthing process)
easy, medium, hard) , then examined a real egg and labeled the worksheet for review.
blog hops, where you can see what other homeschoolers have been busy with. It is also linked to the Homeschooling Carnival: September 12, 2012 edition.